I just have to comment on this blog about Roman Reigns Promo last night on Raw and add what made wrestling great in the hay day at the end of WCW and why it is better then now and why anyone of the young talent could cut a better promo then Roman.
First off, for those who are giving Roman his shot, he might be able to wrestle, but he is not a good talker and shouldn't be put in those situations. Sheamus made him look like a fool out there and he was carrying Roman. Roman could not carry a promo and botched up every chance he had. Even when Big Poppa Pump or Sid Vicious were carrying their promos it was their gimmick to botch and they did very well.
Roman tried and couldn't defend himself good and was unsure of his role. When WWE is struggling, he needs be out of that position that he is in, because he was dominated promo wise by Sheamus. And the said thing is I could cut a better promo then him and I am not a professional wrestler.
He comes from the famous bloodline, but he would be better as a heel or a right hand man to the heel. He is not a failure, but he should be put in the role that suits him well and this role right now makes him look like an idiot. He doesn't have Dean Ambrose to cover him with promos and Dean should be in the position that Roman is in.
But WWE doesn't have good storyteller and they don't know who plays good in what role and they don't make any heel turns anymore. This is what keep wrestling good in it's hey day. There was a turn all the time in the Monday Night War period. There were swerves and the product was not stagnant. Bottomline is if you want to make money and have the feuds be meaningful you need to have swerves. There were swerves in the WCW, but it got stagnant. This is what the product is right now and you could only put many bandaids on the product such as bringing in star talent. Eventually they are going to have to create stars or see stars that they have and give them a run despite personal problems.
And with Roman in that main event role it's not good. A Baby Face needs to know how to act like a baby face. Roman clearly is not playing that role well. It's true Daniel Bryan filling that role before, but he knew how to play that role and everyone acted in unison. But now people don't act in unison and their is even hate towards Roman Reigns and he is not a convincing baby face and I cringe every time he gets on the mic. When Bret Hart got on the mic he knew how to cut a promo and this guy doesn't.
I know it seems I'm rambling on about this, but people knew how to be faces before, they need to look at old promos from WWF, and the NWA for promos. They knew how to cut them and fans went crazy over them. Now there is disconnect. Fans grew up with the Attitude Era so wrestlers who fit that mold like Bray and Dean work even Bubba Dudley. Bryan even worked. And the legends who cut the promos didn't have a split crowd, they had the crowd rooting or cheering for the them in unison.And a baby face does not have heat like Roman.